Attorneys Representing Irvine Victims of Personal Injuries, Consumer Injustice, and Employment Law Violations
Irvine is fortunate to have a low crime rate, but that does not mean that Irvine residents and visitors never suffer any harm. Drivers, motorcyclists, and pedestrians are injured in traffic accidents. Other acts of negligence, including medical malpractice and the failure to correct hazardous property conditions, can lead to serious injuries.
The personal injury lawyers at The Cooper Law Firm represent victims of negligence in Irvine and in nearby Southern California communities. We also represent victims injured by dangerous or defective products.
The injuries suffered by consumers in Irvine are not always physical. Fraud and deception cause economic injuries to consumers. Banks and other financial institutions cause financial losses when they assess unlawful charges and fees, while product manufacturers cause consumers to waste money when they engage in false advertising and misleading product labeling.
The Cooper Law Firm helps consumers who are cheated by businesses. We also represent victims of data breaches. We rely on class action litigation to bring justice to all the consumers who are injured by the same business in the same way.
Irvine employers contribute to a vibrant local economy, but they do not always treat their employees as fairly as the law requires. When they fail to pay earned wages or commissions or violate other wage and hour laws, The Cooper Law Firm helps victimized employees receive compensation. We also help employees who are subjected to employment discrimination and unlawful workplace harassment, as well as victims of wrongful terminations.
Protecting the Community
Irvine is a planned community that has avoided the sprawl of other Southern California cities by balancing residential and business areas with natural spaces. Hiking and biking trails allow residents and visitors to enjoy the scenery in the Quail Hill preserve, Mason Regional Park, and Bommer Canyon.
UC Irvine hosts and produces concerts and theatrical events. Art lovers enjoy visiting the Irvine Museum, the only museum in California dedicated to the preservation and display of California impressionism. Visitors and residents who want to make their own art can attend a class at the Irvine Fine Arts Center.
Parents take their children to Pretend City Children’s Museum, where they can pretend to be adults. Actual adults enjoy seeing the exotic cars they would love to own at the Marconi Automotive Museum.
Shopping is an obsession that appeals to many who visit or live in Irvine. It is easy to spend an entire day visiting restaurants and stores at Irvine Spectrum Center. The newest shopping and entertainment center in the Irvine area is The District at Tustin Legacy, where shoppers can take a break to watch music videos on huge outdoor screens.
Representing Irvine Accident Injury Victims
For visitors and residents alike, traffic in Southern California is always a nightmare. In Irvine, too many individuals are injured in:
- Car crashes
- Motorcycle accidents
- Collisions with heavy trucks
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
The personal injury lawyers at the Cooper Law Firm help accident victims in Irvine receive compensation for their injuries. We also help families recover wrongful death compensation when an accident victim does not survive a traffic accident.
The Cooper Law Firm also wins compensation for victims of negligent businesses that fail to keep their property safe for customers. Injuries caused by slips, trips, shocks, and falling objects on business premises are often preventable. When an Irvine business causes or fails to correct an unsafe condition, The Cooper Law Firm helps customers fight for the compensation they deserve. We also handle cases involving defective and unsafe products sold by Irvine businesses.
Bringing Class Action Lawsuits on Behalf of Irvine Consumers
Despite the wonderful shopping opportunities in Irvine, product advertisers are not always honest. They violate federal and California law when they make false or misleading claims about products, ingredients, discounts, or any other fact that induces consumers to make a purchase that turns out to be disappointing.
Businesses get away with dishonest advertising and product labeling because consumers feel it isn’t worth the time or money to sue. By starting a class action lawsuit, however, a consumer can be rewarded, not just with court-approved extra compensation for acting as a class representative, but with the satisfaction of knowing that thousands of other consumers will receive compensation for their financial injuries.
The consumer class action attorneys at The Cooper Law Firm also represent Irvine consumers who are victims of:
- Data breaches that expose private information to thieves
- Credit reporting errors
- Unlawful debt collection practices
- Violations of telemarketing laws
- Excessive or unfair bank charges
- Unlawful credit card fees
By banding together in a consumer class action lawsuit, Irvine residents and other Californians are able to obtain economic and social justice.
Representing Irvine Employees
Irvine businesses are entitled to make a healthy profit, but not at the expense of their employees. When businesses violate federal or California wage and hour laws, The Cooper Law Firm helps employees collect the unpaid wages and penalties that the law entitles them to receive.
Wage and hour violations include:
- Failing to pay overtime to nonexempt employees
- Misclassifying employees as exempt to avoid paying overtime
- Failing to pay nonexempt employees for travel time, waiting time, or “off the clock” work
- Failing to pay earned commissions
- Failing to pay minimum wage in every payroll period to commissioned salespersons who work inside the employee’s business
- Failing to pay final wages to terminated employees on their last day of work
- Failing to provide the rest breaks and meal periods that the law requires
The Cooper Law Firm also represents classes in employment class action lawsuits for those who were victimized by unlawful discrimination, including adverse employment decisions that were based on race, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, and other prohibited grounds. In addition, we seek justice for workers who face serious workplace harassment for any of those reasons, who are fired for refusing sexual advances, or who face retaliation for complaining about discrimination.
Finally, the Cooper Law Firm helps Irvine employees who were wrongfully terminated. Whistleblowers and employees who were fired for refusing to disobey the law are among the individuals who may be entitled to seek legal relief.